Baptist Leaders' Registration

Application for Registration

Registration 2018 has now closed. Registration 2019 opens 01 November, 2018.

 If your circumstances require you to register prior to 01 November, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., and we will work with you to achieve a part-year registration agreement.


This is for Pastoral Leaders, Ecumenical Chaplains, Missional Leaders, and those undertaking the Carey Ministry Development Course.

Before filling out the application form, please make sure that you have read and understood the Requirements and Process of Baptist Leaders' Registration.

If you wish to discuss ideas about the professional development you intend to undertake for the next year, we recommend you do so with any of the following: your cluster group leader or senior pastor, Regional Mission Leader, Baptist Union Ministry Head, or contact the Centre for Lifelong Learning – browsing the options listed online here may help.

If you have completed two years of Provisional Registration or you are already fully registered and are applying to re-register for another year, you will need to complete the Evidence of Completion details at the start of the application form.

The cost of registration is $72.50 incl GST for the one-year term of the Ministry Development Agreement. We will email an invoice to you within a few days so that you can make payment via internet banking (the fee is waived for Carey Baptist College Ministry Development Course participants).


Baptist Leaders' Registration has become a one-year cycle, with November each year being the time to renew Ministry Development Agreements for the year ahead.

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Since 1996 Registration has added the recognition of our family of churches to the call of a local church for ministry leadership. Registration involves three components: learning, Baptist Whānau, and supervision – packaged in the form of a Ministry Development Agreement:

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